Scholastic recalls Shake Look Touch Books

Photo source: CPSC

The pom poms on the book can detach, posing a choking hazard

Scholastic Inc., of New York is recalling about 187,000 Shake Look Touch books sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The pom poms on the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received two reports of the pom poms detaching, but no injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Shake Look Touch book, a plush book with touch and feel components for young children.

The books measure 5.9 x 1.7 x 8.4 inches and have pink and green pom poms attached to them with a string. Only books with the pom poms are included in this recall.

The books, manufactured in China, were sold at bookstores, specialty, big box stores, and other stores nationwide. They were also available online at,,, and other websites from January 2020, through April 2022, for about $13.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the books away from young children and cut the pom poms off the products.

Owners may participate in the recall and receive a $10 gift card by registering online, submitting a picture of the book and removed pom poms, and affirming that the removed pom poms will be disposed of. Consumers may use the book after removing and disposing of the pom poms.

Consumers may contact Scholastic online or toll-free at (888) 724-1872 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday for more information.

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